Though the Poraths were intent on returning to
Jerusalem, where they had met and married 67 years
before. that would not be possible. Illness kept them
in Cleveland. Peshe Miriam Porath died, at age 87, in
Cleveland Heights, on December 3, 1973. She was buried
in Jerusalem. Rabbi Porath went there and
remained a full month in mourning. He died three months later, at his daughter's home in Cleveland Heights. It was the
seventh day of Passover He was 88 years old.